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- by jlo6RN Sep 30, '11I just accepted a position at Johns Hopkins. I am thrilled, but as a new grad, I am a little intimidated and nervous about it all. Just wondering if anyone has any advise, or any insight into the orientation/spring program.
- Oct 1, '11 by newnurse012It seems pretty simple but as a new nurse, I wish someone would have reminded me that nurses are human... we all make mistakes. And knowing how to deal with mistakes is what will make you a better nurse. Despite what your fears tell you, it's possible to live through your first year of nursing, but it won't always be easy. Ask for help when you need it. Get over the fear of looking stupid if you ask a question - better safe than sorry. Especially during your first few years, you need to double and triple check everything.
Congrats on your new job. Don't be too hard on yourself. You'll catch on eventually... I speak from experience : )
- Oct 1, '11 by xtxrnJohns Hopkins is rated #1 in the country- take advantage of all the learning opportunities....if you ever leave, you will have a HUGE plus on your application/resume
Congratulations and best of luck. You'll be busy- but in an amazing facility !!
- JLO6RN....do you start orientation on Halloween?! I'm a new grad and just got offered a nurse clinician I position last week ! What unit did you get a job on?!
- Yes, I do start on Halloween. I will be on Weinberg 4C, Surgical Oncology. Where will you be? I guess we will see each other at orientation I go for my OH appointment on Monday, so hopefully I will get more information on the orientation and whats to follow. It all happened so fast for me that I am really grateful, but didn't ask all of these questions because I really was just overwhelmed at the time.
- Ah congrats--is that the UAP/RN position? I interviewed for a Weinberg position last week but I was waiting to respond to a job offer till my interview last week with Meyer 3, a general psychiatric unit when I was offered the NCI position.My OH appointment is next Monday too! haha.I feel like there's no time before I start orientation. Are you currently living in Baltimore?
- Originally they said that I was interviewing for the RN/UAP position, but they ended up offering me the RN position by the end of the interview. Not exactly sure why a position was suddenly available, but I won't complain. Congrats on your position of choice. What did you think of Weinberg? Med/surg would not be my first choice, but I was told that OB/Gyn would require at least a year of experience. All of the nurses I talked to on the unit said that they hadn't intended to work in a post surgical unit but ended up staying because they really enjoy it and the people that they work with. I think that is a good point, so I am hoping I will feel the same, or at least be able to get 1-2 years under my belt.
- That's exactly what happened with me and the Meyer 3 position about initially interviewing for the RN/UAP position then it turning out for a RN postion. I'm still in disbelief because I finally have a job! haha
I did like Weinberg, the staff all seemed very upbeat. And I was going to use that position to basically get my foot in the door. But the moment I stepped foot on Meyer 3 I KNEW that I was going to work there. My two biggest passions are psych (specifically adolescents, psych/ed, and eating disorders) and OB/PEDS too so we'll see how everything goes once I get more experience with the psychiatric department.
Regardless, every employee I've met throughout the hospital all seemed that internal positions are much more accessible once you've completed the SPRING program.
- I am so happy for you that you got what you really wanted! I am not sure what I really want to do in nursing. I do know that there isn't anything I really didn't like, so I think that is a good thing. I am assuming that once I get started, things will get clearer. So what do you know about the orientation or the spring program. My orientation is 12 weeks, but I am not exactly sure what that entails. I am wondering if we have that same start date but different units, will we be in the same orientation? I am so new to all of this I really don't know what to expect.